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International Consortium Acquires 32 Wind Farms in France

A consortium comprising EDF Energies Nouvelles, MEAG, the asset management arm of Munich Re and ERGO, and GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of GE, is buying 32 operating wind farms in France from Iberdrola. The portfolio of onshore wind farms, which are spread throughout France and were commissioned in 2006-2012, have a combined capacity … Continue reading International Consortium Acquires 32 Wind Farms in France

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GE leads deal to buy Iberdrola wind farm in France

Iberdrola is selling its French wind farm business to a consortium led by American industrial giant General Electric for about €400 million (£326.4m) in its drive to cut debt and maintain an investment grade credit rating. The world’s largest operator of wind farms said in October that it would sell some of its operations, slash … Continue reading GE leads deal to buy Iberdrola wind farm in France

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France, Morocco Sign Solar Power, Wind Energy Deals

France and Morocco have signed contracts worth 280 million euros, including a partnership to finance a programme to develop solar and wind power. France is also pushing a deal to try and reduce the flight to cheap labour by French employers. The deals were signed as French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault visited Casablanca, trying to … Continue reading France, Morocco Sign Solar Power, Wind Energy Deals

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Theolia commissions the 15 MW Magremont wind farm in France

Located in the Somme department, the Magremont wind farm includes 6 Nordex N90 wind turbines, with a capacity of 2.5 MW each, for a cumulative capacity of 15 MW. Construction works started in September 2011 and the project was sold in December 2011 to the THEOLIA Utilities Investment Company investment vehicle, of which THEOLIA holds 40%. … Continue reading Theolia commissions the 15 MW Magremont wind farm in France

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The first wind farm featuring high-yield ECO 110 wind turbines has been inaugurated in Brittany, France

In service since September 2012, the Landes de Couesmé wind farm (Morbihan), in France has been inaugurated today in the presence of GDF SUEZ Vice-Chairman and President Jean-François Cirelli, GDF SUEZ Vice-Managing Director Henri Ducré, Eole Generation Managing Director Claude Midi and Alstom Renewable Power President Jerome Pécresse. This inauguration follows the signing of a … Continue reading The first wind farm featuring high-yield ECO 110 wind turbines has been inaugurated in Brittany, France

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Gamesa and Impax agree sale of French wind energy project

La Souterraine wind farm will be equipped with 4 Gamesa G97-2.0 MW wind turbines. As a wind farm developer, Gamesa has brought 126 MW of capacity online in France and has a project portfolio of more than 570 MW. Gamesa, a global technology leader in the wind energy industry, announces the sale of a wind … Continue reading Gamesa and Impax agree sale of French wind energy project

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GDF Suez dedicates 33-MW wind farm in France

Today, in the presence of local elected officials, Jean-François Cirelli, Vice Chairman and President of GDF SUEZ, accompanied by Henri Ducré, GDF SUEZ Executive Vice President, and Claude Midi, CEO of Eole Generation, inaugurated the Landes de Couesmé wind farm near Les Fougerets in the Morbihan department. Generating 33MW of electricity, the wind farm is the most … Continue reading GDF Suez dedicates 33-MW wind farm in France

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Areva deploys its industrial plan to produce a French wind turbines

AREVA: Offshore wind energy: AREVA deploys its industrial plan to produce a 100% French wind power technology. To coincide with the opening of AREVA’s first offices in Le Havre, Luc Oursel presented the progress made with AREVA’s industrial plan to produce a 100% French wind turbine in the Haute-Normandie region. Since Iberdrola and Eole RES … Continue reading Areva deploys its industrial plan to produce a French wind turbines

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EDF Completes Europe’s Largest Photovoltaic Plant in France

Continuing its drive to commission its major solar projects in France, EDF Energies Nouvelles announces the commissioning of Toul-Rosières solar power plant in the Lorraine region of eastern France, with an installed capacity of 115 MWp. The project involved decontamination and conversion of a former military base. Located close to Nancy in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department of … Continue reading EDF Completes Europe’s Largest Photovoltaic Plant in France

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Boralex closes acquisition of a wind energy project in France

Boralex Inc. (“Boralex” or the “Corporation”) announces the closing of the acquisition, by its subsidiary Boralex Europe S.A., of the 32 MW La Vallée wind power project (the “Project”) located in the department of Indre, France. As announced on June 5, 2012, the Project, which was initially developed by the company Gamesa, consists of 16 Gamesa … Continue reading Boralex closes acquisition of a wind energy project in France

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Vestas To Supply Wind Turbines For Three Wind Farms In France

Vestas has received an order from Ostwind, for delivery of 12 units of the V90-3MWwind  turbine for the Atrebatie wind power project in France. The 12 wind turbines will compose three wind farms of four V90-3.0 MW turbines each: Le Bois du Haut, Le Vert Galant, and Garimetz, all located in Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, with a … Continue reading Vestas To Supply Wind Turbines For Three Wind Farms In France

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Offshore wind energy: new offshore wind farm project in France

The consortium led by IBERDROLA and EOLE-RES has begun two geotechnical and geophysical feasibility campaigns on the site of the offshore wind project to be built in the bay of Saint Brieuc. These campaigns will specify the dimensioning and the design of the foundations and will confirm the method of installation of the future wind … Continue reading Offshore wind energy: new offshore wind farm project in France

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French government to launch 1GW offshore wind energy tender

The French government will launch an offshore wind power tender worth around 1GW by the end of the year, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault revealed at the weekend. He made the announcement during a government-hosted conference on the environment at which he and President Francois Hollande promised a plan to kick-start the renewables industry in France. … Continue reading French government to launch 1GW offshore wind energy tender

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France seen turning to wind energy and solar power for ‘ecological patriotism’

France’s government begins a review of the world’s most nuclear-dependent country’s energy policy on Friday (14 September), strongly in support of its small and ailing renewables sector in an effort to boost local jobs and growth. The French government will launch a second tender to build offshore wind parks on Sept. 16, followed by a … Continue reading France seen turning to wind energy and solar power for ‘ecological patriotism’

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Nuclear power champions Japan and France turn away

In the wake of floods and earthquakes in Japan back in 2011, the worst disaster that ensued was that of the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Since then, there has been a mounting pressure on the Japanese government to cut down its reliance on nuclear power plants and look to alternate modes of power production. Although … Continue reading Nuclear power champions Japan and France turn away

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French Government approves 12 MW concentrated solar power plant in Corsica

French Government approves 12 MW solar plant in Corsica equipped with Solar Euromed’s innovative Concentrating Solar Power technology. French Minister Delphine Batho for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, announced on July 27th the outcome of the national solar tender launched by the French Regulatory Commission of Energy for the implementation of solar power plants above … Continue reading French Government approves 12 MW concentrated solar power plant in Corsica

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French government accepts bids for 541 MW of photovoltaic, Concentrated Solar Power, CPV plants

The government of France has selected bids for 541 MW of solar energy plants of various technologies through two requests for tenders (RFTs), including 21 MW of concentrating solar power (CSP) plants. Under the first RFT for 100 to 250 kW rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) plants, the government identified 109 projects for a total of … Continue reading French government accepts bids for 541 MW of photovoltaic, Concentrated Solar Power, CPV plants

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Wind Energy in France – market value and forecasts to 2016

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/w3n5cc/wind_energy_in_fra) has announced the addition of the “Wind Energy in France” report to their offering. Wind Energy in France industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value and volume 2007-11, and forecast to 2016). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics … Continue reading Wind Energy in France – market value and forecasts to 2016

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France to Boost Electric Cars

REVE The recovery plan will boost consumer bonuses for purchasing electric vehicles. France will boost its support for electric cars as part of a recovery plan amid growing concern for the country’s crisis-hit motor industry and top carmaker Peugeot. The recovery plan includes a range of measures to boost electric vehicles amid hopes French carmakers … Continue reading France to Boost Electric Cars

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